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Oct 17 - Redemption Quads.

A chance to either brag or redeem your honor based on how things went on the 12th. We form Quads and play with G20 + 3 time control.  If a Quad has all USCF player we will rate those games otherwise the games are club rated.  The lowest rated 5 - 7 players play in a 3 round Swiss.  

Oct 24 - Quick Swiss.

A four round Swiss in two sections (USCF rated and club rated) Time control G15+3. We will squeeze in 4 rounds!  

Oct 31 - We do not meet

Nov 7 - First Thursday Blitz

Everybody in a big G5 Swiss with club ratings at stake!

Nov 14 - Backgammon Ratings Challenge

We are trying something new!  We will be playing chess.  This is a G10 Swiss event with a twist.  At any point a player can challenge you to either resign or play on but the club ratings change will double!  (This is a backgammon thing but they do it with money)  So if the challenge comes, you either resign or play on with double the risk to your club rating.  

What We Do

The Emmorton Rec.Chess provides an environment where players can improve their game and make some friends.  The Emmorton Rec. Chess Club is open to players of all ages.  We meet most Thursday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Emmorton Rec and Tennis Center.  Please stop by and check us out.

Rated Quick Chess -

About once a month we hold USCF Rated quick chess tournaments.  These are free to our members and typically cost $2 for non members.  If you do not have a USCF membership we often have a non-rated section.  As the cost is low / free, we promise no prizes but often have a small token prize.  Click Here for recent results.

Tournament Trips -

We organize occasional trips to larger tournaments. 

Thematic Nights -

In the past we have had thematic nights for various openings, gong chess, and bughouse. 

Puzzles and Position Analysis -

We occasionally review interesting positions, difficult puzzles, and significant games.  

If you have any questions or want to be added to our email list, contact us at [email protected].

BONUS - 60 Checkmate in 1 problems for free

Problems to solve!!!

Quick Link to Ratings List is HERE

Quick Link to the Schedule is HERE

Black to move, why not … Qxd3

1.   ...       Qxd3
2.   Qh4  and Black has few options (note that 3. Rh8 and Qxd8 threaten #
      ...       Qxf1
3.   Kxf1

White to move, find the best move

1.   Rxf8+     Qxf8
2.   Nxf8       Rxf8
2.   ...             Rxe2
3.   Ne6   (threating Qxg7#)
        ...             Rxe6
4.   Qb8 and checkmate is forced.

White to move,
Find the Best Move

1. Bf5 (all other moves allow Black to promote the c pawn)
1... exf5 (Other moves for Black allow both pawns to promote and therefore which results in a draw.)
2. h4 and stalement on the next move.
Sometimes, the best move is to fight for a draw.

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